ROBERT WRIGHT

Crisis, What Crisis?

More history, less hysteria

Self-described Patriotic Canadians

In June, CBC columnist Robyn Urback called Donald Trump "an idiot." Today she has scolded "any self-described patriotic Canadian" with the temerity to speak in defence of his policies—or, indeed, to wear a MAGA hat. "To support Donald Trump's efforts in America is to de facto support endeavours that threaten Canada economically, socially and in terms of national security....  What patriotic Canadian would wear a hat supporting that?" Urback concedes that such deluded knuckle-draggers "don't hate Canada." But plainly they're un-Canadian. For here in the Dominion of the Righteous, where we can always count on our public broadcaster to rally us to clear-eyed patriotism, there can be only one opinion on the matter.